What is the best course of action for humans to take in the month of February?
ANSWER: The Hermit reversed
Mute the din.
Peace and quiet will be difficult to source this month, The Hermit reversed cautions. But this is not about internal versus external noise; clamor is everywhere.
The problem is, most every opinion appears valid, no matter where the “knowledge” comes from. It seems as if everyone has a good point, even if the tongue the language bounces off of is repugnant. This bizarre communication phenomenon makes it difficult to distinguish veracity.
A disquieting muffle prevails; a “quiet before the storm” vibe is prevalent in this awkward and eerie month. The Hermit reversed is in a weird position: it wants to get to the next card, The Wheel of Fortune, but it needs the previous card, Strength. This means there is a push-pull occurring in a mudded and nebulous in-between: one wants to master fate but isn’t strong enough and lacks the traction to effect swift change. In this way The Hermit reversed calls attention to aggregation, a frustrating and ostensibly stagnant state of being to overactive and ambitious humans who want to achieve an end-goal now.
The Hermit reversed also highlights a predominant spiritual Earth essence: free will. On a free will planet, predestined linear reality is in fact non-existent, because very few factors are predetermined. If someone, a creature, Earth being of spirit or flesh, makes a decision or takes an action, the course of fate responds to said impetus. This planet is a free-for-all: there is nothing set in stone about our fate, things can swing either way, and, in fact, in many unforeseen directions.
The Hermit reversed highlights the necessity to engage with core truth, real truth, not “evidence based” truth. Throughout the course of the month, humans will be faced with realities that may not be supported by hard facts or evidence, but are just true. Example, someone comes up speaks the “hard raw facts” to you, has whole spreadsheets, but their assessments remain completely baseless despite the irrefutability of the backup data.
Beware of diversionary deceptive tactics and use discretion. In some cases, The Hermit reversed doesn’t trust people. Sometimes for good reason, but the problem is, in this card’s reversal position, it’s hard to know what’s really authentic, which is why it is necessary to completely tune out the noise and static. Even your own mind may not offer refuge from total confusion. Circumstances will appear to be one way, but in reality it is another, and very little makes sense. In fact, there may be occurrences in which there is ironclad evidence of something being valid and true, but it’s not!
The Hermit reversed is dubious; multiple meanings are simultaneous and there is no precedent: this is what’s happening on Earth right now.
Do not fall prey to illusions. Simplicity and integrity intimate authenticity.
Check out these dates and the days surrounding for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
Please read the January 2017 horoscope for more context, as dates to note highlighted by this month’s tarot card The Hermit reversed directly relate to the impending Saturn retrograde in April.
The Hermit is associated with the astrological sign Virgo, which is ruled by planet Mercury.
The Hermit reversed is a retrograde Mercury, and Mercury next goes retrograde on April 9, two days after Saturn assumes its retrograde position. Mercury also goes retrograde this year from August 12 to September 5, with August 22 marking the start of Virgo season, when the Sun travels through the constellation.
The Moon’s True Node is also in Virgo right now, signifying a destined growth pattern. For more context on how all of these planetary energies may impact you personally, please read the horoscope below for Virgo, as it speaks to every human being on earth right now: we are going through puberty and are amorphous.
- February 1, 2017, Mars quincunx True Node – Awkward action highlights destiny
- February 7, 2017, Venus quincunx True Node – Destined beauty debacle
- February 9, 2017, Mercury quincunx True Node – Clumsy curiosity
- February 21, 2017, Sun opposition True Node – Others influence destiny
- February 27, 2017, Mercury opposition True Node – Divine discussions
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- April 3, 2017, Mercury trine True Node – Harmonious solidification of divine destiny
- April 18, 2017, Mercury trine True Node – Repeat
- April 21, 2017, Sun trine True Node – Harmonious fulfillment of destined Self
KEY FEBRUARY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - Four of Cups reversed: Ram, effusion is your ideal modus operandi in February. Four of Cups reversed is literally pouring out emotions. A dam is breaking or has broken and it’s time to gauge the current. At points throughout the month, it will be impossible to contain a rush of feeling, but containment is not required. Opening up emotional floodgates and floating in the aftermath is paramount. Do this with everyone you encounter. In public and private, sentience must lead the way. Expressing sentimentally will establish strong bonds with those you need the most.
Taurus - Eight of Cups to the left/reversed: Bull, correct the problems now or they’ll just get worse. Eight of Cups to the left/reversed suggests a new level of emotional maturity must be employed to progress. Old coping mechanisms just won’t be effective, especially in the realm of emotions. This message applies to yourself and other people. Don’t just sit there and clam up if you’ve been wronged; hold people accountable for bad behavior. However, stand firm with love. There is no need to get uproarious or combative, but a hard line for mature resolution is called for.
Gemini - The Hanged One to the right: Twins have been in suspended animation for several months, a state of being implemented by some unknown yet omniscient force. The Hanged One to the right emphasizes a slow death is exactly what is happening. As former Selves perish, a new, more powerful spiritual being is fertilized. The Hanged One to the right suggests although the last stages of development are underway, it is not time to be birthed. Continue the exploration into realms unknown, despite the inherent difficulties of operating consciousness in darkness. A quest for answers is a waste of time; you will find everything important in stillness. Remember, spirits are protecting your growth, despite how defenseless you may feel. Silence is glory as your spiritual power augments in the dark warmth of the womb.
Cancer - Page of Wands: Crab, you’re on fresh ground, in some cases, starting all over. 2016 was a year of hard work and now there is a whole new frontier ahead, a landscape of experience so vast it sends shivers. Embarking on a new course after expending so much effort on building a foundation last year may be frustrating, but repudiating the unspoiled path ahead is like spitting on Spring. Honor the season of renewal. Page of Wands suggests there are firebolts of knowledge, excitement, creativity and spiritual enrichment at your fingertips if only you will accept the adventure. Solemnity has no place in the giddy heart of a divine child in play. Frolick. Or be consumed by The Fury.
Leo - Nine of Wands to the right: Lion, burnt out battles are ash. Nine of Wands to the right acknowledges your great skills as a survivor and also begs for your mastery to be applied in fresh realms. Your limits have been tested so many times in recent years and you just don’t have to prove what you’re capable of anymore. Instead, invest in pursuits that require your finesse. Nine of Wands has a tendency to feel spent, so don’t push it; this card’s position to the right cautions against force. However, your formidable independence is confirmed; use your remaining energy in whichever way you choose to direct it.
Virgo - Page of Pentacles reversed: Virgin, all clear? Losing focus is a common attribute of Page of Pentacles reversed, which also correlates with the main tarot card pulled for the entire human race in the month of February, The Hermit reversed. The Page court cards in tarot are often heralded as messengers, an attribute assigned to the planet Mercury, the ruler of Major Arcana card The Hermit, which is associated with your Virgo star sign. This means our species’ main message is unequivocally linked to you. Virgin, neurosis, imbalance, pubescent fury, poor hygiene and a general feeling of suffocating malaise may be upon you, but these forces of inferiority won’t last forever. Take on the main message of The Hermit reversed personally and tune out for a while. Don’t try to treat an ailment that will heal well on its own with a little peace and patience. Live, learn, and be still.
Libra - Seven of Cups to the left: Scales, the emotional culling you’ve been performing over the past few months are finally reaping some tangible rewards. However, it may be difficult to gauge whether or not it’s best to move on solo or to invite people in. There is really no right answer to that, but you are now possession of a phenomenal impurity prognosticator: your uncontaminated judgement. All the junk that’s been cleared out thanks to your recent purification efforts has left space for pristine awareness, but don’t expect your assessments to be perfect. This is the first time in many years you’ve been this clear and in a mind-f**k kind of way, this clarity makes situations opaque. Don’t worry, they’re just rookie mistakes. Do not lose confidence, have at it, win or lose.
Scorpio - Queen of Cups to the right: Scorpion, torrential waves of emotional intensity crash on your shores in February, but don’t drown in the surf. Queen of Cups to the right suggests the potential for submersion in sentimental storms. Scorpio, you are like the ocean this month: people who do not respect you will pollute you. Be acutely aware of toxins in your bloodstream, both literal and metaphorical. While this is totally a theme, you will also be struck by the profound beauty of people taking care of you. Queen of Cups confirms there is an onslaught of love flooding your realm at every turn. Make sure it’s the right kind.
Sagittarius - King of Wands to the left: Centaur, inspired leadership is required, and you’ve got the stuff. King of Wands to the left suggests a leader who vacillates, due to a lack of confidence or a restrictive belief there’s not enough information at hand to make an informed decision. Do not be oppressed by lack of awareness. Use your mojo to find the information you need to feel secure, then act. There is no reason to be too hard on yourself for “failing”, especially if said pursuit is something you have never done before. King of Wands to the left encourages you to strive after the highest goals with gusto. Doing due diligence is also advised though. There is no rush in the acquisition of knowledge befitting a great leader. Learn what you need to learn then proceed when the wisdom you’ve acquired leaves no doubt the path ahead is the correct course of action.
Capricorn - The Fool to the right: Goat, frivolity ordained by divinity is yours for the taking. You have providence backing every spontaneous, glee-filled effort. This is really about having fun and doing away with a rigid routine for a while. You will discover profound connections by letting loose and knowing things will turn out well. There is perfect faith and perfect order in all things for you, Goat. Get out there, mix, mingle and get silly. In a supernatural transcendent way, all the good times you’re racking up adds value to your soul.
Aquarius - The Blind Gorgon: Water Bearer, restriction seems to be a major theme in recent months, as rigidity wins over footloose excursions. The Blind Gorgon is a card unique to The Gorgon’s Tarot, emblematic of a seeker who has learned too much. The wisdom amassed over years has, in a strange twist of expectations, created a hindrance to advancement. But what if this momentary blockade is actually access to boundless freedom? The Blind Gorgon indicates a need to utilize your knowledge for the BEST purpose, not the most convenient. Consider what goals are actually worth pursuing for a little bit longer.
Pisces - The Hierophant to the left: Fish, authority must match the situation at hand. The Hierophant to the left suggests a leadership void. Something is missing and needs to be installed so as not to create a disaster. In any project, ensure the proper managers are in place to handle issues in their particular area of expertise. Deferring tasks to experts is a very wise move in February and will result in success. Tasking the inept with grand orders out of their reach will end in humiliating failure. Get it all in order. With the proper personnel, things will fall in line perfectly a few months down the line, in April and May.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
- Put things in perspective. This is the time to take a broad view. Do not make snap decisions based on parochial instinct.
- Allow for stupid mistakes. Don’t be too hard on Self or others if a dumb mishap takes place. Mix ups and blunders are going down.
- However… accountability is still essential! Although gaffes will occur, keep it simple. Honor your word, do not commit to more than you can handle and hold other people accountable to their word. Integrity will steer you through the din.
- Meditate. Engage with all spiritual modalities, physical practices or other pursuits that connect you to your silent core: the place of truth and knowledge where the mind is silent.
- Take caution with rational analysis. In this tricky, weird month, ego based rationalities will be at the forefront, with everyone offering up what they think is the correct course of action. Unfortunately, most humans do not have access to core truth because they believe their personal thoughts and emotions are reliable reality gauges. They are not! In February we will all witness the destruction induced by the logical, rational evidence-based mind. Sh*t gets violent when people fight to the death over thoughts and ideologies.
- Backup hard drives and important information.
- Be aware of espionage. Spying and theft might become sudden disruptive factors.
- Be patient. Do your best to remain still and centered.
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